Ten favorites, on the other hand? That I can do. But in no particular order, because that's too difficult.
(This fabulous linkup is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I'm not doing the one from this week, but I'm still super excited about it!)
1. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
How could I not include Harry Potter? It's my soul.
2. Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull
This one's not as well known as Harry Potter, but it's obviously one of my absolute favorites. Magic and siblings and bravery, oh my.
3. Beyonders series by Brandon Mull
If you couldn't tell, I really like Brandon Mull. He's my idol, and the Beyonders books have inspired me as I write CotN.
4. The Giver by Lois Lowry
Oh how I love this book. It's sad and haunting and thought-provoking and absolutely wonderful.
5. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
I mean seriously. A gearpunk alternate history murder mystery with chalk drawings that come to life and a possible INTJ/ENFP ship and chalk fights and one of my favorite MCs ever.
6. A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede
Another fav MC. Kim is pretty hardcore. AND THE SHIPPING OH HELP ME THE SHIPPING. Also magic.
7. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Okay technically I cheated. I read an abridged Manga adaption. BUT IT'S GLORIOUS. And I want to write a modern AU version someday.
8. The Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
She's another favorite author. I've read most of her books, and I absolutely adore this series. Yay for good dystopian!
9. Havard by Aimee Meester
Technically this one should have been up at the top. It might possibly be my favorite book of all time. Sadly I can't link you to it because it's not published yet but IT WILL BE SOON AND IT WILL BREAK ALL OF YOU LIKE IT BROKE ME. It's about Norwegian soldiers and psych ward patients and illegal experiments and blood and colors and snow and feels.
10. Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede
This whole series is good, but I really like the first one. It's about a girl in an alternate-history America who is always being told that she's going to turn evil, because she's the thirteenth child in the family. It's a very lovely story and Eff is a wonderful character(Mrs. Wrede writes really awesome characters).
So, what are some of your favorites? Are any on my list? Do you want to read any of these
of course you do go read them now ?